239 / 365: Shenanigans. (Something about dressing up as a cheer mermaid with a megaphone tail, haha!)

240 / 365: Our littlest adopted sister, Scarlett, and Cricket in their finest princess dresses.

241 / 365: E.V.’s last one-on-one ballet lesson with Miss Katie before Nutcracker auditions — and she’s come SO far!

242 / 365: Chuck E. Cheese is their happy place.

243 / 365: GO DAWGS! It’s the first football gameday of the year and we are READY!

244 / 365: Labor Day Luau at White Columns with the crew

245 / 365: Recent obsessions include plums, kiwi, plumicots and any random fruit.

245 / 365: Picture Day (and, oh goodness, please let that hair stay put for a few hours)

246 / 365: Picnicking with our preschool gals before Cricket’s first ballet class of the year!

247 / 365: Neighborhood girls + popsicles. We’re not quite letting go of summer until this weather cools down.

248 / 365: E.V.’s first AUDITION! (The Nutcracker…which she eventually was cast in but turned down because, and I quote, “Meh.”)

249 / 365: Cruisin’ in Daddy’s Scout with Swift blaring. (How did I end up with tweens already?)

250 / 365: Cricket is Star Student this week for Pre-K, and she is milking it for everything it’s worth.

251 / 365: MONSTER!

252 / 365: Baking ginger cookies + getting messy!

253 / 365: Enjoying an after-school snack and light reading from the library.

254 / 365: Cricket’s last day as Star Student + last day with Ivy the class pet. (Tears surprisingly and successfully avoided.)

255 / 365: Isla James and Cricket (aka “The Little Sisters”) sneak off with E.V.’s iPad while The Big Sisters are distracted. #classic

256 / 365: A friendly rainy-day coloring contest.